Award-winning New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe reveals the astonishing secret behind the wealthy Sackler family’s fortune. It’s a cautionary tale of an unethical drug company with a slick marketing campaign that stretched to outright deception. Worse, it’s about the well-meaning doctors and government agencies that believed the drug company and the millions of patients who started out in pain and ended up so much worse off. It also provides fresh and horrifying insights into America’s opioid addiction. getAbstract recommends Keefe’s chronicle to everyone with an interest in public health.